MIX - This concept can be applied to virtually every section of this collection of songs. Some of the tapes have a strong presence of a specific type of song (Obero or Dudbul or Hymn. Therefore I grouped them as such. Many of the tapes had a wide variety of types of songs and so I grouped the as a MIX.
My thesis describes why such a MIXTURE occurred:
Every attempt was made to gain as wide a cross section of music as possible. One of the major functions of the chief informant was to acquire the services of the song leaders and the known soloists of the various villages. Each day, he arranged for singers to be in an certain location and would inform the investigator of location and time.
An individual who chose to sing had full view of the equipment and all were aware of what was being done. The singer sang what he knew with no advice given by the investigator. As the tape was played back for the performer, informants on the scene were asked about the categories of the songs as well as other questions regarding origin, age, and other features.
Group village performances were arranged for by the informant. Village protocol was carefully followed as to authority figures and proper handling of financial arrangements. The villagers and their leaders determined what they wished to perform with no coercion applied or suggestions made. Categories of songs and dances were derived from the performance.